Spend enough time in a kitchen or at a dining room table, and it’ll become pretty apparent – food brings us together.

That sentiment was readily apparent at the College of Charleston’s Arnold Hall on Monday evening. That’s because dozens of diners crowded around tables for the College’s “Food and Faith” dinner to learn about the culinary and cultural connections between dietary traditions and laws in Islam and Judaism. And like any good get-together, there was lots of food and thought-provoking discussion.

Traditional muslim dishes – including tabbouleh, falafel, hummus and baklava – were on the menu, as were kosher dishes such as Jerusalem salad, matzoh ball soup and kasha varnishkes, a traditional dish combining buckwheat groats and bowtie pasta.

The event was co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program, the Jewish Student Union/Hillel, the Arabic Club, and the Christian-Jewish Council of Greater Charleston.

See more photos from the event below: